Mario Lopez

The mall issue: The Grove

The mall issue: The Grove

Location: 189 The Grove Drive, Los Angeles, between 3rd Street and Beverly Boulevard just east of Fairfax Avenue. From the 10 Freeway, take the Fairfax Avenue exit north.

Hours: Regular mall hours are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mon.-Thurs.; 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Fri. and Sat.; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sun. As with all the shopping malls listed in this section, individual business and restaurant hours may vary. Check mall websites for extended holiday hours.

Known for: The Grove is simply a different kind of mall experience — it's a place where shopping is far from the only attraction. There's a trolley, fountains and holiday festivities,...